Episode # 10

Beyond the Laughing Sky

Michelle Cuevas &
Julie Morstad (Illustrated by)

In the tradition of E.B. White and, more recently, Kate DiCamillo comes the magical and moving story of a bird-like boy who longs to fly. Read More »

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10/2/14
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160
$16.99
0803738676
9780803738676
8 - 12 / 3 - 7
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Beyond the Laughing Sky

Ten year old Nashville doesn’t feel like he belongs with his family, in his town, or even in this world. He was hatched from an egg his father found on the sidewalk and has grown into something not quite boy and not quite bird. Despite the support of his loving parents and his adoring sister, Junebug, Nashville wishes more than anything that he could join his fellow birds up in the sky. After all, what's the point of being part bird if you can't touch the clouds?

With an ear for language and a gift for storytelling, Michelle Cuevas will remind readers that anything is possible. Even flying.

Praise for Beyond the Laughing Sky

“This is an impossibly lovely tale—but then, as Nashville, the soaring heart of this exquisite novel, learns, nothing is impossible when you follow your dreams. Beyond the Laughing Sky is a triumph.”
Katherine Applegate, Newbery Award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan


Michelle Cuevas graduated from Williams College and holds a master of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Virginia. She lives in Massachusetts. This is her second book.
Julie Morstad is an award-winning illustrator and artist. She lives with her family in Vancouver, B.C.